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You're Doing It Wrong: Arm Wresting

Don't worry. Our expert is here to help.
Goorin Bros. associate shopkeeper Harley French credits none other than Sylvester Stallone and his sweet guns for the inspiration behind Back Bay's upcoming mano-a-mano showdown — the Bicep Brawl on Newbury.
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  October 31, 2012


Mushroom foraging with Canary Square’s Dave Schneller

Diamonds in the Dirt
It's a clear, crisp morning in Ogunquit, Maine — a summertime tourist haven where the storefronts have names like H&M Crumpets' and Harbor Candy Shop — and Dave Schneller, executive chef of Jamaica Plain's Canary Square, is leading a three-car caravan down a winding, tree-lined road.
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  November 06, 2012


Orange Crush

Liz Vilardi, wine goddess of Kendall Square's newly opened Belly Wine Bar — the latest branch in the Central Bottle and Blue Room family tree — is cracking up, her laughter echoing through the bar.
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  October 23, 2012


Eater's Digest » Brian Poe

You might know Brian Poe as the chef responsible for the yak fever that swept Boston with the June opening of his Beacon Hill joint, the Tip Tap Room. (Seriously. Yak sold out in three hours.)
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  October 23, 2012


You're Doing It Wrong: Tailgating

Tailgating is to autumn as freaking the hell out when ramps appear on menus is to spring. It's essential — which is why it shouldn't surprise you that somewhere in this town, there's a party raging.
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  October 17, 2012


Food Day, Part Deux

It seems like we can't open our inboxes without seeing a press release about another food-related "holiday" — National Pumpkin Day, let's say, or Waffle Week. Not exactly meaty stuff.
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  October 16, 2012


Sound Bite: Flour Power

When Joanne Chang recently announced via Twitter (@jbchang) that she was signing a lease for a fourth Flour location, pastry lovers around the city dropped what they were doing and immediately Google-mapped its proximity to their homes and offices with bated breath. Well, we did, anyway.
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  October 12, 2012


The Kitchen's Ink: A tribute to Boston chefs’ tattoos

We'd be more than a bit behind the times if we were to suddenly declare chefs the new rock stars. Same goes for announcing the prevalence of tattoos in almost every restaurant in the country. Big, resounding duh .
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  October 09, 2012


Hot Plate: Harvest's honey semolina cake

Brian Mercury’s homemade sea salt tastes exactly like that first time you tried to body-board as a kid, when you wound up face-planting in the surf and were gifted with a mouth- and nose-full of ocean water. In a good way.
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  October 02, 2012


Eater's Digest: Matt Gaudet

"This could be slightly embarrassing, with the copious amounts of cottage cheese and oatmeal and Honey Nut Cheerios and iced coffee I consume," says West Bridge chef-owner Matt Gaudet after we convince him to let us peek into one week of his diet.
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  October 02, 2012


Booze Your Own Adventure: Navigating the Boston Cocktail Summit

On October 4–6, the first-ever Boston Cocktail Summit will slake the city’s thirst for knowledge.
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  September 26, 2012


Local chefs tackle a fall favorite

Active ingredient: Pumpkin
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Toss 3 cups diced pumpkin meat in 1 tbs. olive oil , season with salt and pepper , and roast until golden and tender.
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  September 24, 2012


Offally Good

Every so often, the churning, bilious stomach of the Twitterverse belches something beautiful into our collective lap.
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  September 18, 2012


You're doing it wrong: Oysters edition

Don't worry. Our expert is here to help.
Island Creek Oysters president Shore "Bug" Gregory guesstimates he's shucked 30,000 bivalves during his six years with the company. And he's adding to that tally daily: fall is oyster prime time, so we caught up with Gregory at Kenmore's Island Creek Oyster Bar, where he's a co-owner, to get some pearls of wisdom.
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  September 18, 2012


Five great gazpachos

Eat these now, before the tomato takes a winter break
Yes, we know it's tragic, but summer is on its way out.
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  August 29, 2012


On the Cheap: Penguin Pizza

The best craft beer in town
Let us warn you ahead of time: the ceiling fans at Mission Hill's best craft beer bar (cleverly masquerading as a pizza joint), Penguin Pizza, do not double as air conditioning.
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  August 31, 2012


Yeasayer engage their psychedelic realm

Brooklyn bounce
When Googling Yeasayer bassist Ira Wolf Tuton, autocomplete brings up this search: "Ira Wolf Tuton girlfriend."
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  August 28, 2012


Tiffani Faison takes on Taste of Provincetown

Sweet Eats
Tiffani Faison and I both grew up in the same town in Sonoma County, California. While we just missed each other, she admits that the years of her youth were spent the same way as mine were: drinking in empty pastures and vineyards.
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  August 22, 2012


Things to read when it's too hot to cook

April Bloomfield, exec chef and co-owner of the Spotted Pig in NYC and a native of Birmingham, England, originally wanted to be a policewoman, which we think is pretty badass.
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  August 15, 2012


The incredible journey of Marcus Samuelsson

Chef's Special
If you were at the South End Buttery last week, you might have noticed a tall, sharply dressed African guy with a lilting Swedish accent sipping iced coffee, talking to a reporter, and radiating a crackling energy.
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  August 15, 2012


Hitting the road to discover the region's best eats

Food tripping
It's fair to say we're spoiled by choice in Boston, as far as eating goes.
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  July 27, 2012

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